This a typeface designed to echo the shapes and patterns found across manholes which cover our network of systems across the UK. Manhole covers have been beautifully decorated with patterns but also act as indicators and safety features. Both patterns and the shaping of letterforms are inspired by manhole covers I have found. Designed to be a display typeface at large scales!
The design behind my font was inspired by the theme 'continuous'. This is a continued design from my past font which I was not completely happy with. Instead of using continuous circles I decided to use square and rectangular shapes. One of my main inspirations was the retro game Tetris. My font would work better in large scale as it is so bold.
This font is based on the construction of origami. When creating any kind of origami a system must be followed in order for it to be successful, so I realise this linked in well. With all variations of my systematic designs the main idea behind them was the combination of basic shapes. With this font I mainly used squares and triangles, creating something complex by using a rule and a combination of geometric shapes.